The Niagara Literary Arts Festival is a month long celebration of literature that takes place during the month of June in the amazing Niagara Region. If you would like to participate as a poet, writer, lecturer, host, venue or any of the following options, please let us know your availability and we will contact you about becoming a part of NLAF 2014! $50 bursaries will be available to qualifying participants through funding received from the City of St Catharines SCCIP Program. Please note that returning, past volunteer participants will receive bursary priority.
The following is a preliminary calendar of events so you can better plan your 2014 participation!
June 1st-Opening event Niagara On The Lake Public Library Bookfair and readings
Sundays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 - bookfairs and signing events
Mondays, June 9, 16, 23, 30 are free for anyone to plan a lit event, we encourage you to be creative!!!!
Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 are philosophers cafe days, please contact us if you would like to host a cafe or discussion/information session
Wednesdays in June 4, 11, 18, 25, introducing our Cafe tour series, each week we invite you to enjoy a different regional cafe and literary offering.
Thursdays in June 5, 12, 19, 26 we are hosting our second Grand Slam competition at The Fine Grind Cafe, in St Catharines, sign-up before hand or register at the event, cost is $3 a head, all door fees go to the featured author for the night. Prizes donated by local businesses!!!!
Fridays and Saturdays in June, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Are feature nights!! Individuals can sign up for any of these nights to be featured alongside amazing Niagara talent at venues across the region! We encourage presses and publishers to choose nights to highlight their upcoming and current catalogs.